Agility Fuel Systems, a designer and producer of natural gas fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy-duty trucks and buses, will open a 204,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Salisbury, NC.
Agility said the new facility, expected to commence production later in 2015, is located north of Charlotte in order to be in close proximity to heavy duty truck and bus OEM assembly plants. “Meeting the growing demand for natural gas equipped trucks, this world class facility allows for an additional 100,000 square feet of expansion, ensuring future scalability,” the company said.
Agility's new plant capabilities will include:
CNG Cylinder Production
Fuel System Assembly
"Our new vertically integrated facility will enable improved logistics, guaranteed cylinder capacity to our customers, the highest standards of quality expected by OEMs, rapid product innovation and speed to market,” president and CEO Barry Engle said. “Agility's investment in this facility demonstrates our deep commitment to the development and adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel in the heavy duty vehicle industry."
Earlier this week, at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Dallas, Cummins Inc. announced it will invest in Agility under terms of a strategic partnership. Cummins said it will also work with Agility to drive adoption of and improve the experience of natural gas vehicles.